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  1. Thread: Tarp advice

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    DIY Gear Supply has some simple plans on their...

    DIY Gear Supply has some simple plans on their site: http://diygearsupply.com/diy-guides/tarps/
  2. Thread: Tarp advice

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    Here is a video I made on making a hex tarp. If...

    Here is a video I made on making a hex tarp. If you use the new Sil Polyester fabrics (I used Dutch's Xenon) you don't need to make much of a cat cut (if at all, but I like the looks of it like you)....
  3. Hopefully all the trees will remain standing over...

    Hopefully all the trees will remain standing over the weekend this year. At least those that Dutch is set up on.
  4. Hey Dutch, this looks cool. BTW, you missed a...

    Hey Dutch, this looks cool. BTW, you missed a word in the description on the MakeYourGear site. I think you missed the word 'less' in this sentence between 'weighs' and 'than'

    The key features of...
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    Unfortunately no. Working 9 hours/day with an...

    Unfortunately no. Working 9 hours/day with an hour commute each way, scoutmaster planning for summer camp, 4 day mini vacation (at least I got some hammock time), and being the main worker on my...
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    Thanks, I realized that real time on the full...

    Thanks, I realized that real time on the full seam would not be easy to follow (even sped up). I'm glad the editing is worth it, because I don't really enjoy it. The tarp has been done for almost a...
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    Thanks! With this fabric many don't bother with...

    Thanks! With this fabric many don't bother with the cat cuts at all, but I like the look and 2" over 6' (the amount of curve in this tarp) is a lot easier than 6" over 6' (normally used in standard...
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    Of the fabrics I have tried I'm partial to...

    Of the fabrics I have tried I'm partial to Dutch's Argon 1.6 - just the right stretch and a nice feel. I have not tried his Hexon yet, but I've heard good things...how many hammocks do I...
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    Thanks Dutch....great job on the store/website

    Thanks Dutch....great job on the store/website
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    Well I had posted a full list of items from...

    Well I had posted a full list of items from MakeYourGear, but my son shut down my computer in the middle of the upload and it got deleted. I will make it again....naturally I deleted my file when I...
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    How I DIY a Hex Tarp

    Here is a video I made while making a Hex tarp with Make Your Gear's Xenon Sil .9

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  12. Thread: Tarp question

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    I make my own sealer, so I do the ridgeline and...

    I make my own sealer, so I do the ridgeline and then will do the corner reinforcement with the end of the batch. I have never done the edges. I have made 5 tarps so far and never had an issue with...
  13. Good report, keep up the good work. Continued...

    Good report, keep up the good work. Continued thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.
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    Looks nice. Any links to information on the area?...

    Looks nice. Any links to information on the area? Parking, trails, fishing spots?
  15. RF's passing affected me as well. I never had the...

    RF's passing affected me as well. I never had the privilege of meeting him, just a few passing encounters on the forum, but he was close to my age and I felt a connection. I think you have handled...
  16. So nice to hear from you CB. Keep the spirits up....

    So nice to hear from you CB. Keep the spirits up. Thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery are going out to you.
  17. Thread: xenon .9

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    I wouldn't risk it; or take the time to do that....

    I wouldn't risk it; or take the time to do that. For rolled hems, I just roll and go. It takes a crease fairly well without heat.
  18. Thread: xenon .9

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    Not too much special with it. I'm in the process...

    Not too much special with it. I'm in the process of making a DIY tarp video with it. It is slick if you have not dealt with other sil fabrics before you should probably practice with some scraps. But...
  19. WOW, thanks for the update and video Shug. Get...

    WOW, thanks for the update and video Shug. Get well CBP, more prayers for you and your rescuers.
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    If you get out in the rain make sure to dry it...

    If you get out in the rain make sure to dry it all out when you get home, that stuff really takes on water. You'll find the Noah's tarp is really big. I have one that my son uses now. He likes the...
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    Most people using zing-it, etc. do so for...

    Most people using zing-it, etc. do so for backpacking and continue to use it when car camping. The benefits are as you stated weight and space savings along with it not soaking up water. Add to that...
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    I still have a bad feelings about Silpoly. I...

    I still have a bad feelings about Silpoly. I bought some of the original only to find that seam sealing was next to impossible due to the waterproofing used (this is supposed to have been corrected,...
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    Thanks again to Donna, Tim and Dutch for all the...

    Thanks again to Donna, Tim and Dutch for all the planning and preparation, and also all of the vendors who donated items for the raffle!

    Well, I finally finished editing 2 videos. Here is a quick...
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    It's a good thing I wasn't drinking when I viewed...

    It's a good thing I wasn't drinking when I viewed this. Spit take for sure.
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    Do you have one where Brock didn't put his hand...

    Do you have one where Brock didn't put his hand up in front of my face?:(
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    I got mine from Dutch already, now I need to go...

    I got mine from Dutch already, now I need to go buy a can of cat food :rolleyes:
  27. Jay said it all. A BIG thank you for the tireless...

    Jay said it all. A BIG thank you for the tireless efforts by all who make things run smoothly. I enjoyed the movie in the woods too. Now to get editing some video and photos for a trip report.
  28. Just up the trail a piece

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/1/5/9/6/14612675283932020791489.jpg

    All set to get dinner going.... After a little wine and cheese
  29. Woo-hoo! All packed up (except for the steak for...

    Woo-hoo! All packed up (except for the steak for dinner tomorrow). Hitting the trail a little after 8:00 tomorrow morning. I hope I can get some good miles in before the rains hit. I should arrive in...
  30. Wherever you want. People arrive from around noon...

    Wherever you want. People arrive from around noon Friday (some even earlier in the private sites) through midnight and some later, or early Saturday.
  31. I would be interested in one of your containers -...

    I would be interested in one of your containers - sounds like it could be useful. Thanks
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    That is not the new site. Dutch's new site is ...

    That is not the new site. Dutch's new site is http://www.makeyourgear.com/ try that one. The site you mentioned still has "Future Home of Something Quite Cool"

    ROB beat me to it. I assume you...
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    The site looks great Dutch. I'll place my first...

    The site looks great Dutch. I'll place my first order soon (when I finish adding stuff to it).
    Would you like reports of typos/corrections on items? I noticed that there is only one choice of bug...
  34. Sure, but Saturday evening will be eating and...

    Sure, but Saturday evening will be eating and raffle. After that you will have lots of people to talk to about equipment.
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    +1 A record of each hang

    +1
    A record of each hang
  36. Okay, I can wait. Hopefully I can display a new...

    Okay, I can wait. Hopefully I can display a new tarp.... Make that an even newer tarp
  37. I've been thinking about adding a zippered...

    I've been thinking about adding a zippered bug-net to some of my older DIY hammocks. From what I can gather the best solution would be to add 2 of the 115" zippers (11' hammocks) to make a fully...
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    I made my dogs collar out of paracord. Cobra...

    I made my dogs collar out of paracord. Cobra weave with a mini biner to finish it.
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    You are very welcome. I get a lot of enjoyment...

    You are very welcome. I get a lot of enjoyment from making my own gear and like to pass it along. Dutch really gets it too, his reasonably priced (and fast) shipping means not feeling like you have...
  40. I have 2 offers.... Thanks

    I have 2 offers.... Thanks
  41. I'm going to need a ride from PGFSP to Boiling...

    I'm going to need a ride from PGFSP to Boiling Springs (about 15 miles) on Friday afternoon. Please send me a PM if you could help me out.
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    I just used it to order Speed Hooks 2.0 and a...

    I just used it to order Speed Hooks 2.0 and a mess of freeze dried food
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    Thanks. I have been using these for a while now,...

    Thanks. I have been using these for a while now, I like storing my tarp and stake bags in it while I'm set up, that way I don't lose them.
  44. Ageed! Very nice. Thanks

    Ageed! Very nice. Thanks
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    The loop turner is great for Amsteel, but for...

    The loop turner is great for Amsteel, but for Zing-It you wanted to order these (small) http://dutchwaregear.com/splicing-needles.html . But as mentioned I use guitar string. Check out my video and...
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    Welcome to the forum, I suggest you make a trip...

    Welcome to the forum, I suggest you make a trip down to MAHHA in a few weeks. You can meet some people and try out some different setups. An added plus there will be plenty of prime tent spots...
  47. I picked up an acrylic wine 'glass' last year,...

    I picked up an acrylic wine 'glass' last year, but it's stemmed and relatively heavy, and thick rimmed. Those 'glasses' are more interesting to me than the bag, and anyway I love a good kit to play...
  48. Stop adding stuff that I want once I see them

    Ok, I admit it, I've been waiting for some new fabrics and the food to appear on the Dutch Ware Gear site. But today I go on and click on the New tab and find this...
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    After a year mine are nicely camouflaged with...

    After a year mine are nicely camouflaged with dirt and sap. ☺
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    You could just sew a piece of grosgrain to the...

    You could just sew a piece of grosgrain to the end and melt a hole through the middle with a heated nail.
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